Key lawmaker behind Nixon’s impeachment lays out why ‘Michael Cohen is a time bomb for the president’
Former member of the House Judiciary Committee Elizabeth Holtzman warned that Michael Cohen’s cooperation with special counsel Robert Mueller is a “time bomb” for President Donald Trump.
Holtzman served as a congresswoman, the district attorney in Brooklyn, and comptroller of New York City. During her time on the Judiciary Committee she investigated the Watergate scandal that ended the presidency of Richard Nixon.
MSNBC anchor Steve Kornacki asked the Harvard Law grad for her thoughts on news that Cohen was cooperating with special counsel investigators.
“Well, it makes a lot of sense to me that Michael Cohen, who is facing a long jail sentence, would do his utmost to try to ingratiate himself into law enforcement officials programs, because he wants a reduced sentence,” Holtzman explained.
“Maybe they would say something at his sentencing, so he is talking to everybody, as much as he can,” she continued.
“He has a lot to say, things that could effect Mueller’s investigation into alleged Russian interference, he has a lot to say about the Trump Foundation, according to the New York State Attorney General, it didn’t adhere to New York State laws,” Holtzman noted. “And he has a lot of things to say about Trump’s business activities.”
“Not to mention Stormy Daniels and that whole thing,” she added. “So Michael Cohen is a time bomb for the President of the United States.”